Every member of staff has a concern for all students who at any time are in their charge. The Directors of Studies have specific responsibility for the welfare of all students in relevant Year groups; they work with the Senior Academic Mentors and Form Tutors who are, at Form level, the basis of the school's pastoral care system.
The formal pastoral system is supported by a peer-mentoring scheme which offers younger students the opportunity to discuss concerns with specially trained Sixth Form students.
It is recognised that the education of young people is a partnership between home and school - and co-operation is welcomed and encouraged. Parents are consulted at all the important stages of a student's career - via regular Reports, annual Parents' Meetings and meetings with senior staff if requested. Parents are represented on the Governing Body and the Parents' Association provides both financial and practical support.
Bexley Grammar School shares with parents the purpose of educating children and keeping them safe from harm.
We are committed to working with parents positively, openly and honestly. We ensure that all parents are treated with respect, dignity and courtesy. We respect parents’ rights to privacy and confidentiality and will not share sensitive information unless we have permission or it is necessary to do so to protect a child from harm.
We encourage parents to discuss any concerns they may have with their child’s Form Tutor or Director of Studies. Similarly, we will share with parents any concerns that we may have about their child unless to do so may place a child at risk.
In the case of parents or responsible adults having criminal convictions that have resulted in their inclusion on the sex offender’s register, the parent or responsible adult in question is not permitted on site under any circumstances. We respect the rights of offenders and will make separate arrangements for access to information regarding a child's progress where this is not contravening previously agreed access arrangements.